Sunday, August 24, 2008

Where I am tickled, fer reals

I have made many mentions of Mark and Tracy Reifkind. I have quoted them both, linked to specific blog entries, and sent blog links to anyone who has ever asked my 'what the heck is a kettlebell?' They both provide a wealth of information on kettlebells and nutrition (and I admit, go WAY over my head with some material. Am I a retard that the Max Vo2 stuff still mystifies me?) I've been reading them both since before I bought my first kb. So you can imagine the look on my face when I realized that Rif has me listed on his blogroll! You can just take a minute and picture me kicking the ground shyly with a cartoon bubble over my head that says 'Aw, shucks!'

It made my day, really.

Other than that, we are in the midst of home improvement projects. And by we, I mean Bryan. The kids are in bed, which at this point in the weekend, is really the safest place for them to be. They have pushed me way over the edge today. Tomorrow is the start of another week. Dad sees Dr. Kelly on Wednesday, chemo on Thursday, and the crappy cycle starts all over again. But.... as I try to focus on the little things: I can finally get my hair in two pigtails (see here to recall the hair trauma of '07), a friend of mine at the Roasterie had them custom make a blend of chocolate hazelnut for me, and I am getting ready to put on my monkey shoes and go on a long ass, much needed walk. It's hard to sometimes remember that there is still goodness in my life, but it's there, no matter how small it may be.


Anonymous said...

Pigtails make me happy! Glad to here you've achieved pigtaily-ness.

Christine said...

About damn time, too. It was a really bad haircut, the dude didn't do at all what I asked! I had never cried about my hair up until that day!

Mark Reifkind said...

my pleasure. I really have enjoyed your wit candor and honesty. so sorry about your Dad :(
I also am impressed that you are one of the few people that I read that are smart enough to do tracy's style of training( adapted of course, as it should be). I am so amazed more women don't emulate( or try to ) her approach to training and eating. baffles me.
keep on writing and swinging!


Christine said...

Tracy is the reason I wanted to buy my first kettlebell. After trying everything to get in shape after three kids, I was beyond frustrated. She truly inspired me, and continues to! I still can't believe the way Kbs have changed my life and body. I never thought I'd be this strong, and I know that my body is only going to get better. My first KB was a NINE pound one - and I could only do 60 reps! I still marvel at that - how in a year and a half, I've gone from that to 26 and 35 lb KBs, and reps in the 400-600 range! It still amazes me.

RKC is in my future someday, when crap with my Dad is... over, whatever that means. Thanks again for the add!